Sunday, April 28, 2013

Indoor HDR Photography: Room or Object

Indoor HDR Photography:
  • Pick an interesting object or room.
  • Arrange everything in your shooting area in a meticulous fashion. Keep only the objects you want and need.
  • Set up three to four lights around the object or room. Lighting is the key to this assignment. Use lamps, flashlights, and traditional light bulbs. If you can find colored lights that will make your picture even more interesting.
  • Take seven or eight pictures at different exposures.
  • Change angles around the object or room and do it again.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

HDR Homework For Photo 1 and Photo 2 over Spring Break

Shoot three or four sets HDR pictures at a minimum of three locations.
Shoot these pictures at roughly Sunrise or Sunset. Sunrise is at roughly 6:00 am and sunset is at roughly 8:00 pm.
You can shoot landscape or cityscape shots.
Make sure you have objects in the foreground, mid-ground, and background.

HDR Assignment for Photo 1 and Photo 2

HDR This is a new assignment for some of you and for others it's something you have done before. There are detailed instructions on how to create HDR pictures below.

I'll give you some hints:
1. Use a tripod or something else completely steady.
 2. Take 4-56 pictures using a variety of shutter speeds from almost dark to too bright. (Adjusting aperture only works also). Please use the snow, sun, landscape, action, firework, and beach settings etc. if you are using a camera that cannot manually adjust
3. Make sure tripod is completely steady.
4. Import pictures and put all the HDR pictures in a folder on the desktop
5 Merge pics in Photoshop using automate>merge>HDR

Step-By-Step HDR Instruction


In the instructions above they suggest you change your shutter speed (I have successfully created HDR merges with aperture adjustment). I will recommend you try both. You CAN take HDR pictures using a point and shoot camera. Instead of adjusting the aperture you can try different settings for each picture like Beach, Snow, Clouds, and Sun etc.

HDR Pictures

Each of these pictures is actually three pictures combined, each with a different aperture setting.

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Photo 1 Abstract Picture Assignment

Abstract Picture Assignment

You will take pictures nearby today school.
Thursday the 11th will be a shooting period.
You will need to shoot Abstract pictures this weekend as homework.

Please look at the links below for examples of abstract work.

Earth Photography

For this next assignment I want you to throw out all of the "rules" we've discussed in class this semester. This is your chance to be as creative as possible. I would recommend looking for patterns, colors, and shapes when deciding on pictures to take. Also try to take pictures of things you don't normally see in pictures.

Monday, April 08, 2013

Photo 1 Action Adjustments

You will adjust 18 pictures total.  Six of these pictures need to be Shorecrest related.
Here is what you need to do:
  • Six Motion Blur and Cropped Pictures
  • Six Grayscale Pictures using a variety of the Grayscale Adjustment methods
  • Six Adjustments of your choice: Anything goes as long as we can see the main action
    1. Please turn in the 18 adjusted pictures in a Contact Sheet called Action Adjusted CS.
    2. Turn in your best six as Jpegs in a folder called Best Six Action. Two must be SC related.
    3. Turn in your Best Picture for Printing.

Friday, April 05, 2013

Photo 2: Action Adjustments

You will adjust 24 pictures total. Here is what you need to do:

  • Six Motion Blur and Cropped Pictures
  • Six Grayscale Pictures using a variety of the Grayscale Adjustment methods
  • Six Pictures with Text Added: Who, What, Where, When, and Significance of event
  • Six Adjustments of your choice: Anything goes as long as we can see the main action
Please make sure you have turned in all three Action Contact Sheets. 

Turn in:
  • 24 Action Pictures Adjusted CS
  • 1 Folder with your Six Best Action Pictures Adjusted as jpeg files
  • Best Action Picture for printing   

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Multimedia: SCNN Commercial

Your next assignment will be a 15-25 second SCNN commercial for anything school related. This could include a dance, a game, a club, an event, or anything else. Content must be related to the specific school related item.
All animation should look sharp and detailed.
Use school colors where appropriate.

Your animation needs to include:

  • Music AND sound effects throughout
  • Keyframe animation
  • Shape tween
  • Two Motion Tween
  • Two Movie Clips
  • Text that says either "SCNN" or the information for the school club, group, or event
  • Voices created by you using Garageband or other programs
Most of these projects will be between 200 and 400 frames each at 12 frames per second.

Multimedia: Flash Animation

90 Frames
  • One Movie Clip
  • One Motion Tween
  • One Shape Tween
  • Frame by Frame Animation
  • Detailed Background